Indycar has postponed the start to the 2020 season until April.
Despite news yesterday that the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg season-opener was to go ahead behind closed doors, series organisers have come to the decision to cancel all events until April as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens.
The IndyCar statement reads:
“After careful consideration, including regular communication with our event promoters, health officials, and the city administrations in our respective race markets regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all NTT IndyCar Series events through April.
“This begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which was to begin today and run through Sunday, March 15 and continues through the AutoNation IndyCar Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas which was to take place April 24-26.
“Although we are disappointed to delay the start to this INDYCAR season and will miss our incredible fans who support us each year in St. Petersburg, Birmingham, Long Beach, and Austin, the safety of our fans, participants, staff, partners, and media will always remain our top priority.
“We will continue to coordinate with public health experts and government officials as we determine the appropriate plans for resuming our schedule.”
The first race after April is set to be the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis and followed by the 104th running of the Indy 500.